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With GOP Runoff Over, Perdue and Nunn Face Off

Posted: 7:46 AM - Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the fall against Democrat Michelle Nunn.

Palm Beach County Jail to Ignore ICE Detainers

Posted: 7:27 AM - Palm Beach County is joining the growing list of counties refusing to follow federal demands that it detain people for an extended period who have questionable immigration status.

State Health Officials Crack Down on Medicaid Marketing

Posted: 07/22/2014 - State health officials are taking a cue from past problems and are banning health insurance companies from marketing their plans directly to Medicaid consumers as the state is rolling out a massive overhaul by transitioning millions into managed care.

Florida Mom Denied 'Stand Your Ground' Defense

Updated: 07/22/2014 - A judge has denied a Jacksonville woman's request to use Florida's "stand your ground" law as a defense for attempted murder charges that arose after she fired a gun at her husband.

Lake City Landlord Accused of Stabbing Tenants

Posted: 07/21/2014 - A Lake City landlord is accused of stabbing two tenants and cutting another after stopping by their rental home to inform them the power was going to be turned off.

Florida Town Stunned by News of Police KKK Ties

Posted: 07/21/2014 - Residents of a small, central Florida town say they're shocked and disgusted by the recent disclosure that two members of its police force are accused of being members of the Ku Klux Klan.

Disney World and Union Reach Contract Agreement

Posted: 07/18/2014 - Union officials say Walt Disney World has reached a tentative labor agreement with its largest union group that raises starting hourly pay from a little over $8 to $9 this year.

Judge Overturns Gay Marriage Ban in Florida Keys

Updated: 07/17/2014 - A judge in the Florida Keys has overturned the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in this part of the state after a legal challenge by six gay couples said it effectively made them second-class citizens.

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